Bette Midler Biography (Wikipedia)
Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Midler began her professional career in several Off-Off-Broadway plays, prior to her engagements in Fiddler on the Roof and Salvation on Broadway in the late 1960s. She came to prominence in 1970 when she began singing in the Continental Baths, a local gay bathhouse where she managed to build up a core following.
Since 1970, Midler has released 14 studio albums as a solo artist. Throughout her career, many of her songs became hits on the record charts, including her renditions of "The Rose", "Wind Beneath My Wings", "Do You Want to Dance", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", and "From a Distance". In 2008, she signed a contract with Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to perform a series of shows titled Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On, that ended in January 2010.
Midler made her motion picture debut in 1979 with The Rose, which earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress. In the following years, she starred in a string of hit films, including: Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Outrageous Fortune, Beaches, The First Wives Club, and The Stepford Wives. She starred in For the Boys and Gypsy, and won two additional Golden Globe awards for these films.
- Bette Midler is very nervous about the US Election...https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cj4dm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cj4dm.jpg2016-10-23T11:30:00.000ZBette spoke candidly to Michael Ball about the lasting effect of the Presidential racehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04cj4f4
Bette Midler is very nervous about the US Election...
- Bette Midler in Conversationhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cj4dm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cj4dm.jpg2016-10-23T11:30:00.000ZListen to Bette's full and frank interview with Michael Ball about The Divine Miss M album, her return to Broadway and the US Electionhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04clr15
Bette Midler in Conversation
- Bette Midler on seeing Adelehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03cs9rk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03cs9rk.jpg2015-12-17T17:00:00.000ZBette reflects on some of her greatest hits and how she avoided the pitfalls of fame.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03csc1l
Bette Midler on seeing Adele
Bette Midler Tracks